Chocolate Trivia Quiz
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Who was the first European known to have encountered cacao?
Ek Chuah day
The Mayan people of Central America and Mexico held a festival each April for their cacao god, Ek Chuah. Along with animal sacrifices, how did they celebrate the occasion?
B) By dancing on a mountain-top
C) By exchanging gifts
D) By performing skits enacting the creation of cacao
When Spanish monks adapted the Aztec chocolate drink recipe for local tastes, they added several ingredients — cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar — and subtracted a few, including which of the following?
Of the several varieties of cacao, which is prized for its superior flavor?
Chocolate makes a poor food for the family dog. Why?
B) It causes a euphoric “high” that may make the dog hard to manage
C) It contains substances that are toxic for dogs
D) Long-term use puts dogs at risk of canine obesity
The three chocolatiers
Three English chocolate pioneers were John Cadbury, Joseph Fry and Henry Rowntree. In addition to their work, what did all three men have in common?
B) They had all been servants of the Duke of Kent
C) They personally disliked chocolate
D) They were Quakers
Which three countries had the highest per capita consumption of chocolate in 2005?
B) Ireland, Switzerland, Great Britain
C) Kuwait, Germany, Italy
D) USA, Norway, Canada
Choc-a-day, doc away
Studies have shown that chocolate may help ward off heart disease. What type of chocolate is thought to be most effective for this?
Name that paste
After cacao is harvested the beans are fermented, dried, roasted, shelled and ground to a paste. What is the paste called?
The carob tree produces a fruit that when roasted and grounded into a powder makes a good substitute for cocoa. What is another name for the carob?
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